Lake Taupō: the great lake

The biggest lake in Australasia announced its arrival with a bang.


Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngāuruhoe from Lake Taupō. © Jeremy Bright

Oasis Beach Resort Visit website

True lake edge location and fabulous facilities make this a favourite for many of our regular guests - this property has it all and is . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Huka Falls: New Zealand’s most visited – and photographed – natural attraction

Witness thousands of litres of water squeezing and surging through a 15-metre rocky gorge into heart-stirring rapids and a waterfall you'll be hard-pressed not to photograph. Read the story . . . 

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Ascot Motor Inn Taupo (ASURE) Visit website

Ascot Motor Inn is one of Taupo's newest luxury accommodation complexes. Situated just a 4-minute stroll to the lake edge and 8 minutes from Taupo . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Skydive over Taupō: the skydiving capital of the world

See the largest commercial drop zone in the world from the angle you're really meant to... Read the story . . . 

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Quality Suites Huka Falls Visit website

BE INSPIRED BY A TRULY UNIQUE VENUE FOR ALL OCCASIONS Peaceful, private, relaxed and situated just minutes from Great Lake Taupo; discover Huka Falls Resort . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Trout fishing: some of the best fly fishing in the world

Experience fishing at its very best in the wide, swift-flowing Tongariro River.  Read the story . . . 

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4.2 /5
Dunrovin Motel Visit website

Welcome to Dunrovin Motel, one of Taupo's original motels. Dunrovin offers clean, comfortable, and economical accommodation for the discerning traveller, families and groups of friends.We . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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From $99
4.3 /5
Rainbow Point Motel Visit website

Also known as Airport Motel @ Rainbow Point. Quiet & Comfortable Situated close to Taupo's town centre, airport and a short stroll to the edge . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Lake Taupō: the great lake

Lake Taupō is actually the drowned caldera of a super volcano, whose eruption in the first century AD caused meteorological effects noted by sky-gazers as far afield as Rome and China. Read the story . . . 

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3.5 /5
Hukafalls Jet Visit website

Hukafalls Jet is the only Jet Boat company permitted to take you to the base of the mighty Huka Falls for unique water-level views. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Ōrakei Kōrako: thermal wonderland

There are still reminders scattered about the Taupō district of the subterranean forces that produced its mighty, first-century eruption and subsequent lake. Read the story . . . 

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Motutere Bay TOP 10 Holiday Park is the ONLY holiday park situated on the shores of the Great Lake Taupo. Nowhere else can you park . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Lake Taupō: how did we get so lucky?

It really is all about Lake Taupō in this part of the world, where the water’s mood governs the feel of the day: sunny and sparkling, or grey and intense.  Read the story . . . 

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From $140
4.7 /5
Creel Lodge Motel & Retreat Visit website

Quiet, affordable relaxing retreat on the river. Trout fishing at its best. Rafting, snow skiing, Tongariro Crossing, kayaking, canoeing, biking, walking and tramping. . . . More . . . 

From $140
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Activities

Boating: Kiwis on the water

Going to the beach, lake or river for a splash is so commonplace in New Zealand, we seldom spare a thought for those in land-locked in places, thousands of kilometres from the shore. Read the story . . . 

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